Teeth are an important factor in keeping us healthy. Teeth bite and chew food so that it is small enough to be swallowed when we eat. Teeth also help us to form our words so that we can speak properly!
In the 1900’s many people used to have all their teeth taken out when they were in their early 20s. Often it was sort of a birthday present from their family!
In those days, ‘real’ dentists were few and far between, plus it was expensive to have any dental work done and many people could not afford it. It was thought that having all their teeth out and wearing false teeth meant that people wouldn’t have any problems or pain from teeth again for the rest of their lives!
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Don’t miss out on a fun morning filled with farm themed songs, stories and activities including BINGO and painting a silly pig with mud! Come join us and learn about what grows on a farm! Bring your favorite pretend or stuffed animal farm friend to share too!
Mini breakfast provided by Biscuitville of Graham.
Registration required, CMAC members only. Tuesday, April 15th – 9 am. Ages 2-5
The Children’s Museum of Alamance County will be visited by Mr. McFeely from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on Saturday, February 8th. At 4 p.m., Mr. McFeely will dedicate CMAC’s brick donor wall and talk about the importance of play, and then have a meet & greet with families in CMAC’s post office exhibit until 5 p.m. (included with regular admission).
Mr. McFeely was the delivery man on the popular children’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. His character was best known for his catchphrase, “Speedy Delivery!”
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, most commonly known as simply Mister Rogers, is an American children’s television series that was created and hosted by Fred Rogers. The series originated in 1963 and it aired until August, 2001. The series is aimed primarily at preschool ages 2-5. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was characterized by its quiet simplicity and gentleness. Episodes consisted of Rogers speaking directly to the viewer about various issues, taking the viewer on tours of factories, demonstrating experiments, crafts, and music, and interacting with his friends.
1. Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood is the longest running program on PBS.
2. Many of Mr. Rogers’ famous sweaters he wore on the show were made by his mother.
3. Mr. Rogers was a vegetarian.
4. Unlike on most children’s shows, Mr. Rogers played himself not just in name, but also in personality and mannerisms, changing nothing about how he acted off camera to how he acted on camera.
5. One of the reasons Mr. Rogers says he stuck to his own true personality is that: “One of the greatest gifts you can give anybody is the gift of your honest self. I also believe that kids can spot a phony a mile away.”
You won’t want to miss our first ever Tidbits and Tales program! The program is free with your membership but registration is required. Call 228-7997 to register!